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Expert blames rise in Type 2 diabetes on poor diet, sedentary lifestyle

A Diabetologist (a specialist in treatment of diabetes),  Mr. Chima Adindu, of the Apex Diabetics Center, Jos, has blamed the rise in Type 2 diabetes among children on poor diet mentality and sedentary lifestyle. Adindu disclosed this on Monday in Jos, Plateau State. He said that in the past, Type 1 Diabetes was prevalent in children as a result of  the...

OAU says water from polluted dam now safe

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has assured members of the university community and other stakeholders of the safety of water from its Opa dam. According to a Monday statement from the institution’s Registrar, Mrs. M.I. Omosule, suspected land grabbers polluted the dam with chemicals, leading to the death of several fishes and other aquatic animals. She disclosed that the...

Pollution: Health Audit Must Be Carried Out In Niger Delta – CSOs

Bayelsa oil spill
Health audit must be carried out across the various communities in the Niger Delta region as part of efforts to address the menace of environmental pollution and degradation, some civil society organisations (CSOs) have demanded. They made the demand during a roundtable programme with the Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC) on Tuesday, May 21 in Yenagoa. Safety Record can...

Study Shows Staring At Women’s Breasts Can Make Men Live Longer, Healthier

A study done by a German scientist, Dr. Karen Weatherby, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has revealed that staring at women’s breasts is healthy and also elongates the life span of men. The study, which was carried out over a period of five years, involved 500 men, half of whom were instructed to stare at women’s...

9 Tooth Brushing Mistakes to Avoid

This is the first thing everyone does in the day, most likely. And we do it religiously and with a sense of assurance that the teeth are taken good care of, after the exercise is observed. Like saying our prayers when we get up from the bed, we were taught that all is well. But, you know how you felt...

Hospital environment must be safe, secured for smooth operations – UCH boss

UCH Ibadan
The Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, says that smooth running of a hospital would be impossible without assuring the safety and security of patients, staff and visitors. Otegbayo stated this at the end of a two-day training workshop for the institution's security personnel on Wednesday in Ibadan. According to him, the training was a necessary step...

Anambra to establish trauma centre to improve survival rate of accident victims

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano
Dr. Vincent Okpala, Anambra State Commissioner for Health, says the government will establish a trauma centre to improve the survival rate of accident victims in the state. Okpala made this disclosure on Tuesday, during the Budget Defense of the Ministry of Health, before the Assembly House Committee on Health in Awka. He said that it was important to establish the trauma...

NAFDAC apprehends “chemist” over N1.5m fake Tetanus vaccines in Kano

tetanus vaccine
A man, Goodluck Nwadike, has been apprehended by officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Kano for storing falsified and substandard Tetanus vaccines. The Director General of the agency, Prof. Moji Adeyeye disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, March 1. She added that the suspect was arrested at his shop located at No....

Wellness expert explains how to reduce stress

Dr Uganze Eke
A Wellness expert, Dr Uganze Eke, has advised individuals to make choices that will help them reduce the daily stress associated with traffic jam, work-life balance and living a healthy lifestyle.

Physical Inactivity: WHO Predicts Future Health Tragedy In Adolescents

According to the WHO study published on Friday in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health Journal, over 80 percent of adolescents are putting their present and health at risk by not constantly being physically active.